THE HOUSE IS 170mq.THE HOUSE IS TOTALLY PRIVATE use for the family who rents
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Why CONTE ISABELLA chose Altopascio
Villa Cerine was bought by my great grandfather about a hundred years ago, during a travell in Tuscany. The property was passed down through the generation. And now, I and my family have decide to make a holidays home, to share this place of peace with other people.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Villa Cerine is a place to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, when you close your gate, you are out of this world.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This is a lovely holiday house on the outskirt of Altopascio. The house itself has 4 good bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is suitable for groups of adults ( we were 7 ) and families with children. The garden and swimming pool is beautiful with a lovely view towards the mountains on one side. It is like a little oasis in the middle of the country side, but is in fact only 5 min walk to the train station with good train connections to Lucca, Pisa and Florence. Yes you can hear the trains when lying by the pool, but you soon get used to it and it isn't really a problem, especially as the trains dosen't run during the night.
Loredana the housekeeper is a total star and will help with anything you want including delivering fresh bread every morning.
Altopascio itself may not be the most beautiful town in the world but the locals are very friendly and kind and will open their arms to you.We felt very wellcome.
The little Bar/ Pattiserie you get to when you walk into the town from the house makes lovely coffees and drinks and also sells bread and snacks. There are several good Restaurants and a couple of very good places to get Italien ice creams. Market day is Thursday morning and well worth a visit. It takes about 5 - 7 min to walk to the centre of the town.
I can not fault this place and is hoping to come back one day.
Dear Tina and friends
thank you very much!
You are fantastic guests and I hope to see you soon!
A fantastic place for holiday
The eight day stay at the villa was a perfect vacation and the location is perfect for day trips.
Isabella is a perfect hostess. She went out of her way to make us feel at home. Her recommendations for restaurants, shopping and taking day trips were all great. We plan to return at some point in the future. John Nolan, New York, N.Y,
Thank you very much. It was an honor for me to have you like my guest.
I hope to see you again.
Hugs to you both.. and a kiss to your little dog
Lovely villa and pool - very clean and very comfortable - well equipped kitchen - highly recommend.
Absolutely beautiful villa and pool was amazing. Altopascio train station is a 5 minute walk away and perfect for going to Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Viareggio - very cheap too. The town of Altopascio is very uncommercialised and has many nice places to eat - cheap wine and Prosecco in the supermarkets - and market day is worth a visit on a Thurs morning with many food stalls and clothing. We loved Lucca and went there several times as only 9 minutes from Altopascio on the train. Bedrooms very comfortable with air con - 3 lovely spacious bathrooms too. We ate in a couple of nights around the big dining table which was nice. I will definitely be going there again as its a good base for visiting the larger towns. Isabella the owner is very nice and made sure our stay was comfortable.
Thank you so much for choosing Villa Cerine. You have been wonderful guests. I hope to meet you for another amazing trip in Tuscany. You are always welcome in my home. Sincerely Isabella
Family trip with adult children
We spent four wonderful days at Villa Cerine with our 3 adult children. There was plenty of room and all necessary amenities. The new pool was an unexpected addition. The location was perfect for a day trip to Florence and visits to wineries in San Gimignano and Montecarlo. We will be back and hope to stay longer next time.
Thank you so much for choosing Villa Cerine.
You have been wonderful guests. I hope to meet you for another amazing trip
You are always welcome in my home.
we are family of 4 and had very reklaxing days in this generous villa.
very good service + preparation by owner and housekeeper including a lovely welcome lunch table
Thank you for your friendly words. You are
a wonderful family and fantastic guests.
I hope having you in Villa Cerine in the future.
Located on the Via Francigena, one of the most important pilgrimage routes running from Rome to France and continuing toward England.
The Spedale di Altopascio, a hospice which purpose was to provide assistance to the pilgrims, arisen here. Probably, it was originated from a religious order as in the precedent case of the nearby Badia Pozzeveri abbey, where an archeological site still witnesses and preserves its history.
For those who love History, it is possible to visit the medieval castles spread inside Lucca’s flatlands like the Castello di Nozzano, the Montecarlo fortress, the Castello di Altopascio, or the Rocca di Villa Basilica.
Capannori is the place to visit the well-known ville lucchesi, magnificent and historical residences endowed with beautiful parks, gardens and, fountains. In addition to the villas, it is possible to visit the parish churches (pievi), witnesses of this landmarks’s ancient prestige. You can also pay a visit to the borghi delle camelie alongside Pieve Sant’Andrea di Compito where it is hosted an exhibition of ancient camellias coming from the Lucca area.
For those interested in the Tuscan culinary tradition, it is mandatory to explore the so-called strada del vino e dell’olio (wine and olive oil route) di Lucca, Montecarlo e Versilia which; reaches the small medieval town of Montecarlo, heart of the local winery thanks to its prestigious vineyards. The hills of Montecarlo are also notorious for the production of extra virgin olive oil, a typical product from Lucca, whose qualities are its light and genuine taste are well known. Altopascio is majorly known among pilgrims because of its hospice tradition and also because of the bread manufacturing.
Going toward the sea we find out the so famous Versilia, whose night life is widely known, most of all in the areas of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi e Pietrasanta.
Everybody knows about the Carnevale di Viareggio and it will definitively be interesting visiting the Citadella del Carnevale, a huge structure destined to the annual assembly of the floats, where it can be experienced some of the magic and the shades of this ancient tradition.
Those who love music can’t miss the chance to visit Puccini’s summer house, located on the Massaciuccoli lakeside, in the municipality of Torre del Lago, here takes place the Puccini Festival, organized every year to celebrate famous opera composer Puccini.